The Borgue Field Names exhibition is on display at the Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright until January 2024. There will also be a talk about the Borgue Field names by Michael Ansell in Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall on Wednesday 25 October, from 7 to 9p.m.
Today is the last day of opening for the Cream o’ Galloway visitor centre. The ice-cream making business has been sold to a new operator so hopefully we will be able to continue to enjoy their excellent ice creams. The Ethical Dairy will continue to make artisan cheeses which will be available in local outlets. The Ethical Dairy farm tours will continue and the nature trails will remain open to visitors.
A big thank you to Wilma and David Finlay who have grown the business over the last 30 years, pioneering the development of organing and regenerative farming practices.
Donald Tait has written a fascinating booklet about the history of the Borgue Hotel. You can buy a copy of the booklet from the Borgue Hotel or click on the image below to read the booklet online.
During the summer of 2021, there were two exhibitions featuring the Borgue area at Mill on the Fleet. The first exhibition was about a project that collected and analysed the names of farm fields around Borgue. The second exhibition was about the life and times of James Brown of Knockbrex. A booklet has been created for each of these exhibitions and can be obtained from the Kirkandrews Kirk online shop. Click on the image below to go to the online shop.
If you are in the Borgue area, you can contact a member of the Kirkandrews Kirk Trust to obtain copies of these booklets for £5 each and save the postage costs.
The August 2021 edition of Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine has an article about the Borgue Field Names project.
There will be an exhibition of the Borgue Field Names project at the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse from mid-June until the end of July. Many thanks to Ken Smyth from Mill on the Fleet for providing the space and preparing the excellent presentation materials. Click on the image below for more information.
New web pages have been added to the site with photographs and descriptions of some of the more interesting field names in the Borgue area. Fields such as Cuddle Cosy, Hac Noose and Doon Yeard are described. You can see them by navigation to PLACE->Borgue Field Names then selecting the menu items for each field.
The locations of Curling Ponds in Galloway have been added to the Galloway Place Names map. To show the ponds on the map, load the map by clicking on the image above then choose: Features->Curling Ponds from the menu at the top of the map. You can click on the curling pond symbols to get more information about each pond. Most of these are no longer used for curling but it shows how popular curling was in the past, with each village having its own pond or loch that was used for the sport. I’m sure that there are many more of these so please send in any information on curling pond locations using the form below.
A new map has been added to the site showing all of the place names collected in the Galloway Glens Place Names project.